Reference Architecture vs. Reference Implementation

Leading Agile

In this clip from TriAgile 2019, Mike Cottmeyer is explaining the difference between Reference Architecture and Reference Implementation and why understanding the base patterns of Agility are so important to the success of your Agile Transformation. Reference Architecture vs. Reference Implementation Transcript. The reference architecture holds universally. The reference implementation is what is negotiable.

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Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition

Green Project Management

GPM Global is delighted to announce the publishing of the Second Edition of the Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide. The post Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. The guide is 156 pages and is available on Amazon in both paperback and electronic Kindle formats. Sustainable project management is a rapidly growing discipline.

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Quick Reference Cards in 2019

Henny Portman

As a result of my book reviews in 2019, I created several Quick Reference Cards to summarize what I have read. Portfolio Management, a practical guide. How to survive the organizational revolution. Brave new work (English). Brave new work (Dutch). Exponential organizations (English). Exponentiële organisaties (Dutch). Make disruption work. Flawless consulting. Design denken doen. User story mapping. Project X hoe zorg je voor extreme versnelling in je organisatie.

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Reference Class Forecasting

Herding Cats

The reference class estimating process is part of that skill and experience. The mechanics of household goods has a reference class parameter for the size of 33,000 pounds. Our long time friends have moved to our neighborhood here in Colorado. Their moving van arrived today. We brought coffee to them while their old house was being unloaded into the new house. Talking with the moving van owner, he started telling stories about estimating the load in pounds.

Understanding Absolute Cell Reference: Using Excel for Budgets and Calculations

Wrike

One concept you’ll have to understand is how to use cell references, including the difference between relative and absolute cell references. What Are Cell References in Excel? In an Excel spreadsheet, a cell reference specifies an individual cell or a range of cells that is to be included in a formula. In contrast, the definition of absolute cell reference is one that does not change when it’s moved, copied or filled.

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Three Keys to Project Work During the Worldwide Coronavirus Outbreak – References

Green Project Management

Providing these references can also take up a lot of space and distract from the blog post. The post Three Keys to Project Work During the Worldwide Coronavirus Outbreak – References appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. GPM Global is dedicated to ensuring that our posts are transparent and fact based from sources that can be trusted.

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Refer a Friend for PMP Prep and You Both Get a Free 60 PDUs Package

Brad Egeland

Refer a Friend for Cheetah's Accelerated PMP Class and You Both Get the 60 PDU Package Is it time for you or someone you know to become a Project Management Professional? Use the promotion code "ReferAFriendPMP" and you both get the follow-on 60 PDU package at no cost. An $850 value! You need to earn 60 PDUs every three years to maintain your PMP). Classroom, Virtual or Online Programs. Cross the finish line and become PMP certified, CHEETAH FAST.

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Swift Navigation utilizes Sitetracker to manage the global expansion of its network of reference stations

Sitetracker

The post Swift Navigation utilizes Sitetracker to manage the global expansion of its network of reference stations appeared first on Sitetracker. Posted on PR Newswire.

PMI Books24x7 (eReads and Reference) is Dead

Deep Fried Brain

For the past few days, PMI's Books24x7 site has been down. The website says "We're Sorry - PMI.org will be back soon." " This website used to provide more than 250 project management. Books PMI PMI Membership

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute of Learning

But referring to Pillar #1, where project managers are now responsible for managing strategic projects, new skills may be necessary. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL). The landscape for project management changes almost every year. Some changes are relatively small or incremental, whereas other changes can be significant.

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How to boost your career with simple time allocation tricks

International Institute of Learning

Also known as the Paretto principle named after Italian economist Vilfredo Paretto, Law of the vital few, or principle of factor sparsity, you will find references to this concept in most management books as it is a key concept of productivity.

2020 82

Chess and Business Strategy

International Institute of Learning

Therefore, from a business point of view, this fits well when we refer to a duopoly. References. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. Undoubtedly the chess game is fascinating because it implies deep thinking, strategy, and prediction ability. It is often seen analogous to a business strategy.

The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute of Learning

In DA we use the term value to refer to both customer and business value. References. By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ]. The DA tool kit supplies straightforward guidance to help you, your team, and your enterprise increase your effectiveness.

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How to Use a Project Decision Log

Girl's Guide to PM

Your supporting information could be slides, a proposal document, a reference to the risk log or issue log, or change analysis, or anything else that backs up why you agreed that particular thing at that particular time. I also give my decisions a reference number so we can refer to them more easily in the future. What is a decision log? A decision log template in project management is the document you use to fill in all the decisions made relating to your project.

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20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

Girl's Guide to PM

Reference the business case and any prior documentation. It’s always easier to reference other documents than try to reproduce them in here. In this part of the document include or at least make reference your product breakdown structure, and Work Breakdown Structure if you have them, key deliverables, or other products. If you have a fully-fledged requirements document then you can always reference that.

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The project balance sheet -- not for accountants!

Musings on Project Management

If you follow this blog you've read several references to the project balance sheet. So, is this about accounting? Yes, and no: Yes, it's about a double entry tool to keep track of "mine" and "yours", but no, it's not the accountant's tool used in your father's accounting office. Take a look at this figure: What have we got here? First, the business and the project; but. Risk Management

2019 174

The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

International Institute of Learning

Each question on the PMP Exam is tracked to at least two academic references (which PMI does not reveal) and to the Outline. Supplemental readings and reference materials. LeRoy Ward | Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, IIL . In June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced that significant changes are coming to the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Exam.

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Review Being a Project Manager

Henny Portman

Throughout the book you find many references to practical tools to be used in your own traditional project. B eing a Project Manager – A different Book on Project Management by Hamutal Weisz and Daniel Zitter focuses on the essentials and practice of project management. .

15 Awesome Tools I Use To Manage My Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I also create a version on a slide so we have a visual point of reference for progress during project steering group meetings. I refer back to it often, partly because I need to remind myself of what we actually set out to do. It’s also useful to refer to when something changes as it prompts a reassessment of what else needs to change. Project management software tools are essential to manage projects efficiently. But they aren’t the answer to everything.

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How to Monitor Daily Progress as a Project Manager

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. Looking at these two points, we’re dealing with a few variances: Time, which refers to the schedule. Cost, which refers to the budget. Scope, which refers to deliverables, products and services. Resources, which refers to the people, tools and materials used in the project.

What is gap analysis? Uncovering the missing links to successful performance

Moira Alexander

Gap analysis, sometimes referred to as “needs analysis” or “needs assessment,” is an important tool for determining business requirements and assessing whether business requirements are being met. Gap analysis definition. Gap analysis is a method of comparing the actual level of performance versus the desired level of performance for a business process, project, strategy or IT solution.

2019 147

4 Key Drivers For Team Engagement

Girl's Guide to PM

I think they’re referring to research done by Forrester but the reference isn’t clear. I’m still constantly surprised when I hear that people work in a command and control style management hierarchy.

2020 310

Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute of Learning

The idea of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition officially defines tailoring as follows: Determining the appropriate combination of processes, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs, and the life cycle phases to manage a project is referred to as “tailoring” the application of the knowledge [of project management]. [This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ].

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Project Risk Management: Do You Have the Facts?

Project Risk Coach

Because the facts provide points of reference in which we can better judge the significance of things and where there is uncertainty. Are your projects rooted in facts or hearsay? Knowing the facts puts you in the driver's seat. So, where do facts come into play in risk management? rocket. Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” John Adams.

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10 Project Management Buzzwords and What They Mean

ProjectManager.com

Researchers have found it being used as early as 1932, when it appeared in the Washington Post of June 13, in reference to the depression and how it was critical to get one’s ducks in a row to get out of that economic quagmire. But that wasn’t the first reference, which can be traced back to a paper called The Plaindealer on November 15, 1889 in an article about democrats working on a strong ticket for an upcoming election.

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People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute of Learning

References: . [1]. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. . Nowadays, companies are very conscious that if they want to be competitive, they have to innovate. The conquered market shares can rapidly disappear or drastically be reduced. The only way is to keep pace, to be reactive and introduce new solutions, ideally before their competitors. It is worth quoting a sentence of the father of the Open Innovation concept, Henry Chesbrough: “Most innovation fails. And companies that don’t innovate die” [1].

PDUs for CAPM: The Complete Guide for 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Respond to questions and follow up with attendees by sending out your slides, a satisfaction survey and any other reference material you referred to. Do you need PDUs for the Certified Associate in Project Management ( CAPM ) ® certificate? As of 1 October 2020, you do!

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Project Crashing in Project Management: Definition & Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

It could refer to spending more money to get things done faster. It can also refer to pinpointing the critical path, providing greater resources there, without necessarily thinking about being efficient. There’s never enough time when managing a project.

2020 254

What if the PMBOK Guide was a Choose Your Own Adventure® book?

Kiron Bondale

While their 2012 reference book for Disciplined Agile Delivery provided guidance for teams interested in tailoring their delivery approaches, the new book delves much deeper into the key goals, decision points and options for those decision points. It also provides external references to inspire practitioners to venture down the rabbit holes for the practices they wish to explore further. I’m midway through reading Choose Your WoW! from Scott W.

2019 144

Advanced Filtering in Excel

International Institute of Learning

As in all computed criteria, it’s a formula which specifies the criteria, and refers to the first data row (row 2 in this example) as an example to apply to every row. By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP. In this blog I’ll continue the discussion from my last blog on basic filtering. This one is on advanced filtering. Let’s continue with the same worksheet used from the last blog: You can use advanced filtering for any of the features you use basic filtering.

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What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Each chapter ends with reflection questions and references. “I am convinced that stakeholders must always impact upon the way we manage our projects,” writes Louise M. Worsley in Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects. “I I hope I can convince you.”.

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Are you living in a VUCA world?

The Lazy Project Manager

Volatility refers to the speed of change in your business, sector, industry, location, etc. Complexity refers to the number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when making decisions or plans. Ambiguity refers to a lack of clarity about how to interpret something. Do you recognise this? Is your business life ‘Volatile – Uncertain – Complex – Ambiguous’?

2019 170

20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

Girl's Guide to PM

Reference the business case and any prior documentation. It’s always easier to reference other documents than try to reproduce them in here. In this part of the document include or at least make reference your product breakdown structure, and Work Breakdown Structure if you have them, key deliverables, or other products. If you have a fully-fledged requirements document then you can always reference that.

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Microsoft Project Tutorial: Microsoft Project Resource Planning

GanttPRO Project Management

Resources refer to the people involved in the project, the equipment and materials used, and the costs associated with the project. Resources are required to perform project tasks. They can […]. Learn how MS Project Guide

2019 43

Let’s flatten five agile fallacies!

Kiron Bondale

However, as I would still like to help, writing an article on five of the most common agile myths will give me a reference to provide to folks in the future. In 2015 I wrote an article intending to debunk some common myths about project management. Like many of you, I spent a reasonable amount of time during my first few years participating in online forums correcting agile misconceptions.

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How to Write a Scope of Work (Example Included)

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a shot of the whiteboard for your reference! So some people reference best practices and in this case, I call these the “must” practices. In this video, Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to write a scope of work for project management. Follow her steps to get started or use our project plan and scope document template!

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The Project Balance Sheet

Musings on Project Management

If you follow this blog you've read several references to the project balance sheet. So, is this about accounting? Yes, and no: Yes, it's about a double entry tool to keep track of "mine" and "yours", but no, it's not the accountant's tool used in your father's accounting office. Take a look at this figure: What have we got here? First, the business and the project; but Project Management

2018 150

How to Correctly Setup Actual Dates in MS Project

MPUG

Refer to figures I and II below. Refer to figure IV below. Refer to figure V below. Refer to figure VI below. Refer to figure VII below. Refer to figure VIII below. Refer to figure IX below. Refer to figure X below. Refer to figure XI. Refer to figures XII and XIII below. How do you expect MS Project (MSP) to behave when you enter an Actual Start date for a task?

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Rich Sheridan on Leading with Joy

International Institute of Learning

If you happen to have copies of either of my books available, refer to the index of read all the pages where I talk about Bob Nero, who was my CEO at Interface Systems, Inc. Rich Sheridan is the CEO of Menlo Innovations and the author of Joy, Inc. and Chief Joy Officer. As opening keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , he inspired us all with his uncommon approach to leadership and productivity in the modern workplace.

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Inside the PMP Question Writing Process

Leading Answers

Additionally, each question has to be linked to two reference publications to help verify it is based on agreed practice rather than the interpretation of the item writer. When you hear the words “PMP Exam” what springs to mind?